What’s The Difference Between Denouement And Epilogue? – by Derek Haines…

on Just Publishing Advice:

The denouement and an epilogue are literary devices

For new writers, it is worth understanding the difference between these two elements of a story.

While not always essential in short stories, a novel will always have a denouement.

Gustav Freytag, a German novelist and playwright, outlined the five parts to a plot.

Using the Freytag pyramid, the plot of a story is made up of five parts: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and denouement.

The exposition could also be called the introduction while denouement could entail resolution, revelation or even catastrophe.

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